Why satirists are killing it…and journalists aren’t

Screen Shot 2017-04-04 at 14.15.06

While comedians debunked his claim, traced its conspiracy-theorist origins, and explained how ridiculous the entire story was, major news networks spent countless hours hosting panel debates and interviews with government officials trying to investigate whether Trump’s conspiracy theory might have merit. That kind of coverage can spread misinformation by repeating rumors and falsehoods ad nauseam.

Advertisements

One thought on “Why satirists are killing it…and journalists aren’t

  1. Pingback: LA Times editorial series on Trump | Rob Van

Comments are closed.